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About The Motley Fool

Founded in the US in 1993 by brothers David and Tom Gardner, The Motley Fool is a multimedia financial-services company dedicated to building the world’s greatest investment community.

The Motley Fool champions shareholder values and advocates tirelessly for the individual investor. The company’s name was taken from Shakespeare, whose wise fools both instructed and amused, and could speak the truth to the king — without getting their heads chopped off!

In 1997, we launched the UK version of The Motley Fool and that’s the website you’re looking at right now.

Our US site can be found at www.Fool.com, and we are now expanding into other countries as well, with sites in AustraliaSingapore, Canada and Germany.

Our Purpose

  • To Help The World Invest  Better.

Our Core Values

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Who We Are

What We Do

The Motley Fool aims to provide solutions for investors of every kind. Our products and services — whether free or subscription-based, online or offline — are designed to help people take control of their investments.

Our offerings include:


The Fool’s award-winning website publishes dozens of articles each week covering company results, share ideas, portfolio management, asset allocation and much, much more. Fool.co.uk has distribution partnerships with sites such as Yahoo! and we also have a thriving community on our discussion boards where all sorts of financial (and non-financial) issues are debated.

Our Subscription Investment Newsletter Services

Share Advisor is our flagship share recommendation service. Members get two recommendations per month, one of which is growth orientated and the other income based, plus weekly updates reviewing the progress of previous tips, the latest investing news and educational content (in our unique Foolish style, of course). This service primarily recommends UK-listed shares valued at £500m+ that are members of either the FTSE 100 or FTSE 250 indices.

Hidden Winners is our UK small-cap share recommendation service, where we pick shares that typically range in value from £20m up to around £700m. Members will get at least one small cap share recommendation per month, and we also follow the fortunes of numerous other small caps that form what we call the Hidden Winners Universe. Unique to this service, we will also periodically highlight small cap shares to avoid.

Champion Shares PRO is our premium investment service, and it uses a real-money portfolio that aims to provide superior investment ideas. Run by the team a team of analysts headed by portfolio manager Nathan Parmelee, we look to identify great companies that are trading at prices that could offer superior long-term value. Champion Shares PRO invests in a wide range of UK companies, from small caps to blue chips, and also in some shares listed overseas.

To help you decide which service might be right for you we’ve created a detailed comparison of our share recommendation services.

The Motley Fool Share Dealing service

Our share dealing service offers low-cost trading through ordinary dealing accounts, Self-Select ISAs or Self-Invested Personal Pensions (SIPP). You can trade UK shares, international shares and funds for £10 and there are discounted rates for frequent traders and regular investment. The service is provided by Interactive Investor Trading Limited, and The Motley Fool is an Introducer Appointed Representative of Interactive Investor Trading Limited.


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